LAST CHANCE TO ENTER!!!! SUBMIT YOUR ESSAY TO THE WE NEED DIVERSE BOOKS CONTEST BY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN!! NEW RELEASES WONDER WOMAN: WARBRINGER LEIGH BARDUGO She will become one of the world's greatest heroes: WONDER WOMAN. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. … Continue reading Have a Wonder-ful Teen Thursday!
Intro by Jason Mohsin Hamad's Exit West came out in March 2017. Since then, it has had a significant impact on the world of fiction. Here at BookPeople, booksellers were so excited about the book that there was a lot of dodging and weaving for the few available advanced reader's copies and a spirited contest … Continue reading Exit West: A Personal Narrative
by Melissa It’s rare to find a book that accurately depicts the friendships between young girls the way Claire Messud does in The Burning Girl. Nothing is more important than your best friend when you are young. I specifically remember feeling like no one would understand and appreciate me more than my absolute best friend … Continue reading Top Shelf: The Burning Girl by Claire Messud
Glass Houses Louise Penny Best-selling author of the Inspector Gamache series and a BookPeople favorite, Louise Penny's latest mystery is on shelves today! Inspector gamache, now Chief Superintendent of the Sûreté du Québec, sees a mysterious figure appear on the village green that fills him with suspicions, but legally he can do nothing but wait...and … Continue reading New Releases: 8/29
by Sunny Sone "Science fiction," says Yoss, "is the only literature today capable of capturing not only the decisions we're making in the present, but also the consequences these decisions can have on our future." Cuban science fiction writing has become more prevalent in the past several years, and at the head of the movement … Continue reading Found in Translation: Super Extra Grande by Yoss
We can’t believe summer flew by so quickly, but alas, here we are: it’s back-to-school time! We LOVE helping proud parents find a special gift for their young readers, or kids searching for that perfect title to calm first-day jitters. We put together two displays featuring a few of our most beloved back-to-school titles, including … Continue reading School’s back in session at BookKids!
NEW RELEASES The Dire King William Ritter The thrilling conclusion to the New York Times best-selling series the Chicago Tribune called "Sherlock Holmes crossed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer" sends the eccentric detective and his indispensable assistant into the heart of a war between magical worlds. The fate of the world is in the hands of detective … Continue reading It’s Teen Thursday, Puddin’
We here at BookPeople continue to be so inspired by Mohsin Hamid's Exit West. Here's what a few of our booksellers are saying about this mash up of science fiction, immigration drama, and of course, a love story: Gregory: "one of the defining works of the 21st Century. Hamid's work proves building walls won't prevent … Continue reading Exit West and Caritas of Austin
Stay with Me Ayobami Adebayo Ayobami Adebayo's debut novel is a story to treasure; set in Nigeria, Stay With Me is the heartbreakingly beautiful story of a marriage, and the forces that threaten to tear husband and wife apart. It's picking up lot of bookseller buzz already--marketing director Abby highly recommends this stunning first novel … Continue reading New Books: 8/22!
An Introduction to BookPeople’s Lit in Translation Coterie by Gregory Day There is a phrase that has been jammed in my mind this summer: “Translations are sacred.” For a few years now, I’ve been almost solely reading fiction in translation. These works have brought the world to me (well, as much as they can), helped … Continue reading Found in Translation